Well princesses, you had a good ride. You, the fairies and the ponies had a great time being our sons obsession. The books, the costumes, the toys, the movies, they have all been great but the time has come to say goodbye. Some of you we met on trips and some were Halloween costumes. All were a part of Twirl's happiness.
A few weeks ago it was a normal day in our house, Firecracker has toys scattered everywhere, making up her characters as she goes along, Tornado is trying to grab her toys and run off with them and in walks Twirl, hand on hip and all dressed up. Cory walking by "Tornado quit grabbing her toys, oh Twirl you are a pretty princess." errrrrkkkkkk (record screech) "Daaaaady, I am NOT a princess. I AM a MODEL" said in a way too teen sounding voice.
some of his designs
Yes, things have changed around here in the past few months. Our son is so obsessed with fashion. He has liked fashion for a few years but recently it is THE thing. As I look around his room, I see books, art supplies, fabrics and dress up clothes. I don't see a lot of toys. A bit unusual for a 6 year old. He spends his days drawing his fashion line, playing fashion games on the iPad and walking the runway. On a recent trip I brought him back and adult size scarf. It's pink and has tassels and he has managed to wrap that thing around himself in over 100 ways, making a new outfit everytime.
He is very familiar with the Lifetime app and can tell you every contestant on Project Runway. He will let you know which outfits are his favorite, and who has the best runway show. He will let you know that he loves Mondo, Michelle and Benjamin all for different reasons. I can't tell you how many times he has watched Mondo's runway show. I can't wait until the All Stars seasons are streaming and he can see him on that. He will flip. He will design something on his fashion ipad games and tell you whose style it is most like. All three of these wonderful designers have been nice enough to tweet me back when I told them about Twirl. To say it made his day does no justice to the happiness it brought him. It also spoiled him a bit as he now thinks we can just be friends with anyone he sees on Project Runway. Upon returning from a business trip to NYC I told him I had a surprise for him. I gave him his present and he was grateful, but then laughed and said "oh I thought you would bring me a letter from Tim Gunn" Makes sense, I did go to NYC so why wouldn't I be hanging out with Tim. If only my boy, if only.
His total focus on something is so fascinating to me. It also makes me love the differences in our 3 kids. Firecracker is more adventurous and likes variety. She will try new foods, she gets the iPad and she wants to try a new show or movie, a new game. She plays with My Little Pony and mixes in fairies, animals and cars. She creates a whole world filled with characters, pretty much all named Twilight, her favorite pony.
Tornado is the risk-taker. At a little over two he plays with anything that someone else is already playing with. Since that is usually Firecracker, she puts up with the brunt of the little brother antics. There are countless battles between them. We are working on it. He also loooooves cars. This is new for us and very fun. Now if I can just get one of them into Star Wars and Harry Potter….
So while we have to say goodbye to one of Twirl's child interests, Tornado's start to come out. It's always a little sad to see something go; I just need to remember it just means a new adventure has started.